its that time, i'm moving on. i've been using garageband for about a year now, and its just too limiting for what i'm doing. i have demos of both abelton live and logic express at the moment and am trying to decide what to upgrade too. logic seems a bit overkill to me, and abelton seems pretty rocking so far, plus the fact that icould use it for live performance makes it great. i need audio and midi sequencing, softsynths and drum machines are cool, but i use reason for most of that, i'm jsut getting started with that program too (so i have a lot on my plate at the moment ) i do'nt need anything crazy, i need something that won't kill the processor on my ibook, although i'll be upgrading to a desktop soon just for audio work and keeping the ibook for general use and performance. i like nice easy to use interfaces, reason is great, models of all the hardware stuff, that's what i like. i used to use n-track on my pc back in the day and it worked pretty damn well, nice and stripped down, nothing fancy, i jsut need reqire support and something that works on a mac. any more suggestions for me? possibly cheaper alternatives? thanks a lot guys, i hope i was descriptive enough. topher.